Court documents allege that Yee sought campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker.
Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns.
A federal judge ruled against the Yolo County Sheriff’s concealed weapons permit policy, meaning he may have to loosen his grip on permits.
U.S. District Judge Ron Whyte said that Sunnyvale’s ban on high-capacity magazines doesn’t violate Second Amendment rights to own guns for self-defense.
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly sent a message via Twitter on Tuesday with an image that compared what he said were figures who have supported gun rights and those who have supported gun control.
Smith & Wesson said on Thursday that the new microstamping requirements from the state are expensive and unreliable.
The legislation by state Sen. Kevin de Leon is part of a growing effort across the country to pre-empt the spread of undetectable guns that can be made using 3-D printers.
The registry goes into effect on Jan. 1, and would track the make, model and serial number of the gun, as well as the person who owns it.
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to consider more than a dozen bills that supporters and opponents alike agree would impose the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership if he signs the entire legislative package into law.
Proponents of the bill say the ban will protect condors and other wildlife that feed on gut piles left behind by hunters. They also say humans are at risk when they eat meat that has been shot with lead bullets.
The Sacramento City Council approved new hurdles for new gun shops in the city, including allowing neighborhoods to veto a potential store.
It appears this exploding confrontation between Sheriff John D’Agostini and the U.S. Forest service may come down to guns, and the right to carry them, and whether U.S. citizens are allowed to bring them onto federal land.